Pendle Hill is such a romantic place. This rendition of the lovely folk song ‘Old Pendle’ by the singer, Eileen Quinn, includes some great photos.
Pendle, old Pendle, thou standest alone.
Twixt Burnley and Clitheroe, Whalley and Colne,
Where Hodder and Ribble’s fair waters do meet
With Barley and Downham content at thy feet.
Pendle, old Pendle, majestic, sublime
Thy praises shall ring till the end of all time
Thy beauty eternal, thy banner unfurled,
Th’art dearest and grandest old hill in the world
When witches fly out on a dark rainy night,
We’ll not tell a soul, and we’ll bar the door tight,
We’ll sit near to t’ fire, and keep ourselves warm
Until once again we can walk on thy arm.
Pendle, old Pendle, by moorland and fell
In glory and loveliness, ever to dwell
On life’s faithful journey, where e’er I may be,
I’ll pause in my labours, and oft think of thee.
Words by Milton and Allen Lambert and tune by Ted Edwards
Blog Posts: Pendleside
Archaeological Dig planned for Pendle Hill Report in Clitheroe Advertiser,see… http://www.clitheroeadvertiser.co.uk/news/archaeological-dig-planned-on-pendle-hill-1-7915082
The Evening Telegraph gives the latest update on this exciting AONB scheme… CLICK HERE for the article. The Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership web site is… HERE
Our day started with a slight twist. Having finished our pre walk meeting in the Heritage Centre Café (aka The Office) – we were invited to take a look at the newly renovated cruck framed barn. This has gone from an agricultural use to a marital one. Today it was being bedecked for a wedding ...
Post excavation news – I have started the conservation of the bones from the dig. The first stage of the work was to remove the soil carefully from the bone. This was a slow painstaking process and somewhat frustrating as the bone is very soft & fragmentary. The next stage is to allow the bone to dry ...
Final day & it was spent backfilling the trenches – many thanks to Pam, Mike, Fiona, Steven, Idris, & Rhiannon for their help. The image above is the filled T2 & the series of images are of the various stages of backfilling T1. Few little things to ask those of you who attended – 1) someone ...
Final full day of digging today, we were a small but perfectly formed crew, and the sun continued to shine upon the righteous. Before we started digging I took some photos (header image & below) of some of the artificial looking shapes that the sandstone off the site splits into naturally. Trench 2 was left to ...
Little Fluffy Clouds “They were beautiful, the most beautiful skies as a matter of fact” – Summer Dig Day 7
Today the weather was scorchio! And there were plenty of people out to dig under little fluffy clouds (header image & below). Things were happening in both trenches today & our trainees are learning fast. Trench 2 has had the slab lined feature cleaned up (see above – & below with approximate alignment of the slab ...
The weather played another blinder today. On the way to the site today I mused that for the last three days the Find Of The Day had been won by people on the first day of their first dig. Yet by early afternoon it looked to be going to a particularly nice sherd of Staffordshire ...
Another vigorously breezy yet sunny day with lots of enthusiastic diggers helping out. Trench 2 has revealed what may be the first proper structure (not counting the pet cairn in T1). If you look in the photo above its the top of the question mark. Two slabs have apparently been set on end and packed into ...
It was a bit of a wild start to the day – the fertilizer sack I was a using as a toboggan (whilst waiting for the others) on the steep slope of the dam wall kept trying to blow away. However once on site we were nicely sheltered and above the gods tried to come ...